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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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The "Brewer’s Reserve" label is used only for limited edition beers. No time or expense was spared to create these beers! This is a good expression of our passion for brewing -- Cheers!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2006
12 oz bottle (thanks to acertain!!) into a Snifter type glass. Pours a very dark brown with a blackish tint to it with basically no head whatsoever. There is also small tiny tan sediment chunks floating around near the bottom of the glass. The nose is almost entirely filled with bourbon and oak with a tiny bit of dark malt escaping beneath the overpowering duo. The flavor comes on surprisingly sweet with a creamy vanillay and chocolately, start which quickly progresses into a very intense oaked bourbon flavor mixed in with a big hunk of coffee (which is mainly overpowered by the bourbon oak). This intense flavor then gets an alcohol kick tossed in the mix, which then finishes with the bourbon, oak, spicey, and alochol kick that lingers for quite a bit. Really an impressive brew! You can definitely begin to feel the 9.5% after drinking it. I would LOVE to find another one of these!! Thanks again Andrew!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Aroma was definite bourban, oak, with some cream, and chocolate. Body was black with ruby edges. Taste was chocolate, and bourban with a light note of coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3920) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 2006 bottle Nose of bourbon with coffee, vanilla, and a little chocolate; Dark brown with red edges and a tint tan head; Flavor was of bourbon, vanilla, with coffee notes and a samll hop finish. 9/4/8/4/17 4.2 8/28/06 2014 12 oz bottle from xdtfx. Nose is tons of sweet chocolate, vanilla, and very light bourbon. Clear dark brown with a big heavy lacing tan head but a rather thin body. Flavor is lightly sweet and peppery with lots of oaky vanilla and chocolate. Better than last time love the big chocolate bite.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Much thanks to hopdog for this one in a trade... Appears a black with a dark caramel hue around the edges. A nice, 2 finger tan head slowly fades out into a gentle cap. Scattered spots of lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, and sweet, warmed, brown sugar. Taste is of the same aromas highlighted by the oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and cocoa flavors that is a blend that’s certainly worthy of any beer/bourbon lover’s time. Mouthfeel is creamy, bourbony bite, chocolate sweet, and perhaps just a shade of sourness that is buried far in the background and not noticeable enough to penalize. If anyone has any more bourbon aged brews that they would like to trade, or sell...please let me know. These always seem to be a sure fire winner in my book.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Aroma was all sorts of chocolates, toffee, carmel, smokiness, and a little roast. There was maybe a hint of the bourbon barrels but nothing really pronounced as far as bourbon aroma is concerned. The color was a great dark brown with a toffeee colored head that had a ring around the glass the entire time. Flavors were also of smokiness and toffee, carmel, woodsy a little oak maybe from the barrel, but still no real good bourbon flavors came through. This was a good stout overall but a little thin in the body and prolly one of my least favorites of the BB Stouts I have tried. thanks for the bottle Blake!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle. Had a sweet roasty and wood barrel aroma. Black body with thin tan head. Bourbon dominated the flavor up front with a good somewhat sweet roasted taste to it. Middle till end rich chocolate mats, roasty some alcohol still there. Definently a body warmer. Smooth finish after a stong bourbon start. Good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (5376) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Deep brown, almost but not quite black and thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, prune, chocolate, coffee, all weel blended. Flavor is dark chocolate, vanilla, raisin and prune blueberry, coffee and yes there is a bourbon flavor in there, too. As it warma, an herbal, woody note meegers, as does some brown sugar. A lot going on here, but well made, and very tasty. Thanks, Santa!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle poured black with a nice thick head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and a candy like sweetness. Flavor is full bodied, sweet roast malts and chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden. Easy drinking, rich tasting stout with a sweet chewy malt finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 This CW’s Solice stout after it has sat in a burnt barrel with some yeast. Best served chilled so first sip isn’t too strong. I lose the chocolate note as it warms. Nice burnt flavors. Well done. 2006 was better than 2007. On Wisconsin!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Initial aroma of whiskey, vanilla, spice, chocolate and coffee. All those came through in the flavor. Bourbon was smooth and mild at first, but got much stronger as it warmed. Really good, and unbeliveably smooth for the ABV.


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